Vancouver, British Columbia
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver
What it is
An uber glam 281-room tower with a 10,000-square-foot spa and whirlpool, on-site casino, and eight (eight!) restaurants by James Beard award nominated chefs.
What it isn't
Lazy. Gym-addicts will find plenty to love here, including a 4,240-square-foot fitness studio equipped with pro trainers, an al fresco yoga area, and in-the-know staff who can point you to the best biking trails and kayaking in town.
What we think
Among the jewels in the ever-glittering crown that is JW Marriott, their Parq Vancouver outpost is especially dazzling. Take the guest rooms, with floor-to-ceiling windows, illy espresso makers, Molten Brown toiletries and streamlined furniture in a palette of creams and blondes. Standard rooms start at 380 square feet, so for roomier digs we recommend booking the 548-square-foot One Bedroom Suite with a Water View: you’ll have a prime corner panorama over poetically named False Creek, plus a spa-like marble lined bathroom with a spacious soaking tub and a separate living area practically tailor-made for cocktail parties—or just ordering room service, throwing on your robe and slippers, and watching the sky turn pink at sunset.
You're here because
You’ve grown accustomed to the stellar service you can always count on at JW Marriott, including 24-hour room service and evening turn-down, plus the on-site car rental, valet dry-cleaning and salon.
Married chefs Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla helm the eight restaurants here, and you’re having trouble picking a favorite—they’re all divine. Tonight, at locavore-leaning Honey Salt, you’re perched on a circular avocado green banquette sipping a Winter Whisky Sour (with Ontario’s Collingwood whiskey, roasted pecan, and rosemary) and thinking about ordering yet another pumpkin pie with candied ginger crust and chantilly cream. Because, #vacay.
Restaurants & Bars
The Victor - The Victor, Parq Vancouver's sixth-floor rooftop restaurant, features a seasonally inspired menu highlighting Pacific Northwest seafood and specialty steaks.
Honey Salt - The hotel's bistro-style restaurant in downtown Vancouver with fresh, local ingredients and an emphasis on seasonal, farm-to-table offerings.
BC Kitchen - Featuring gourmet pizzas, burgers and Mexican inspired street fare, this second-floor hotel restaurant is a perfect place for a casual meal after a busy day in Vancouver.
MRKT East - Inspired by Singapore night markets, MRKT EAST features Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Thai, Singaporean, and Vietnamese classics. Using traditional approaches with modern preparation, our restaurant's chefs prepare creative dishes while engaging with guests.
Centre Bar - Grab a drink at our hotel's Centre Bar while observing the action on the gaming floor of Vancouver’s casino.
Lotus Whiskey & Tea Lounge - Sip on hot teas or sample fine whiskeys.
D/6 Lounge - Unwind in a coveted cocktail destination at D6 Bar & Lounge, the hotel's hip, vibrant, and exclusive indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge and restaurant perched above the city.
Downtown Vancouver directly adjacent to BC Place Stadium—i.e. Where the Vancouver Whitecaps soccer team plays. Just across the harbor (and within a 15 minute walk)? Science World—shaped like a giant geodesic dome, with a five-story-tall OMNIMAX theater.